Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:07
It's a relatively recent introduction to gardening and I'm sure we can live without it again.
Glyphosate was developed because other weedkillers were banned so it's not simply a case of reverting to what was being used before.
The suggestion by the Soil Association to weed by hand, use livestock as weed controllers, or used deep mulch shows how detached they are from the reality of the problem for many gardeners, myself included. I have problems with both knees and one hip which makes bending to do the weeding difficult. I certainly have no plans to introduce livestock, and can't afford to buy the quantity of mulch required to cover 200 + feet of borders.